Friday, March 16, 2012

Lost it again!

Yup - yet again my crafting motivation has packed up it's bags and gone for a hike.  Sitting down and trying to put something together is such hard work and when it's hard I am less likely to even try.

I also have to admit that I have been dealing with a few family issues that have put me in a spin.  For other people it might be something that would not cost them a thought and they would pick themselves up and brush it off, but I am not that sort.  Unfortunately I take it all in and I am sick with upset and my poor head won't stop turning the problem over and over - but one thing I do know is that time will help and I won't feel like this for long.

This card was something I saw on one of the Papertey Ink sites - the folded banner is stamped on both sides and then folded and stuck in place.  Loved the ides so much that I had to have a go at it.

The card below is one I made at one of our evening crops - I had only little bits of the My Minds Eye papers left so it was perfect to make into a quilt style card.  It looks much better in real life but the light here in Ireland is so poor at the moment the photos look grey and dull.

This last card was the one I made and sent out for St. Patricks Day - I think I made 6 of them in the end. The shamrocks are cut out of felt and sewed into a circle and a small button put inside.     

Hopefully things will return to "normal" and I can find my lost mojo!  Wishing you all a lovely happy St Patricks Day!  

Love Michelle

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Brief - The Result!

I get a phone call from a friend to say that she needs a card type of thing, something to put a note inside to say that there is a voucher coming via email for a vice-principle who is retiring.   Can you make me something that we can give her to say that an email be coming to her, something we can present to her as Aer Lingus go not give out gift cards or gift vouchers.

So I put my thinking cap on and here is what I came up with.


I think they were all happy with what I gave them and it did what they wanted it to do.

This is another one of the cards that I have been messing around with.  Playing with paint and bubble wrap, while it's not my usual style, it's nice to work outside your comfort zone every now and then.  I was trying to stamp white on the kraft but it was very opaque and not the effect I wanted so I switched to white paint and it was a huge fail in stamping with the paint.  So rather than put it in the bin, I tried the bubblewrap and liked it!

Hope you like - have a lovely weekend!

Ta M